Drugs have infiltrated our cities, our towns and our lives. Though a small percentage of people use drugs, they do attempt to spread their plague among others. But, how dangerous are these mind suppressors? Do they kill like the statistics show, or is it a coverup to stop people from having a good time?
Even in Franklin County, there are drugs. How bad is the problem? It is worse then most people think, but what can we do about it? Can we do anything about it? Marijuana is the drug of choice among most addicts. It is provided cheap and is easily available. Overdosing it on this drug is not possible, or at least dying of an overdose, thus making it seem safe. The high is described as a rush of calmness and…show more content… Another method is by dropping a small drop of the liquid acid under the tongue. The short term effects include the high, but also include a rapid heart rate, high blood pressure, and memory loss. Long term effects include relapses of the high, days, weeks, or years after last using the drug. Brain damage also occurs, for LSD is a mind-altering drug. The high of this is so wonderful to people, that they do not realize what could happen to them in the future. It is possible to overdose on this drug, but deaths are usually nonexistent.
Heroin is a very dangerous drug. It is an opiate drug, acquired from the poppy plant. Opium was first discovered in the 1800's and people became addicted in the 1860's. About 95% of the people then, were addicted to it. Now, heroin takes its place. The high is described as relaxing, like the rest of the previous drugs. People who first use it, sometimes fall asleep while high.
Heroin is usually done by needle injection. It can be smoke, however. It is prepared by heating it on a spoon and placing the liquid in a needle for injecting. Heroin is usually not very pure. This can make in incredibly dangerous because if one is used to the non-pure heroin and then gets purer heroin, he or she can easily overdose, killing them. Also, because this is injected by a needle, heroin can pass diseases, including AIDS. Short term effects include the following: quick addiction, quick tolerance, depression, and blurred